Two people suffered shooting injuries during while on hunting
trips this weekend.
According to Pike County Sheriff Russell
Thomas, the first accident happened near Henderson.
said while a man was loading a high-powered rifle in the back of an
SUV, the hatch of the vehicle struck the butt of the gun and went
off, injuring a family member who was seated inside the vehicle.
“We called to check on him and he is recovering, but he lost
part of his liver.”
In a separate incident in the Tarentum
community, hunters shot a couple of wild hogs.
As the sky
grew darker, they were about to load the hogs into a vehicle when
one hunter stepped in a hole and stumbled, accidentally shooting two
other hunters with his 9-mm “snake” gun.
Thomas said the
victim in that accident did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
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